Preterm babies may not get enough nutrients from donor milk

12/1/2010 | Reuters

A U.S. study found that donated breast milk, used to help protect preterm babies from complications, lacked sufficient amounts of amino and docosahexaenoic acids but that pasteurization did not influence the nutrients in the milk. Researchers are investigating whether adding protein powder can enhance amino acid in donor milk and whether having mothers consume DHA-rich foods would boost the fatty acid content in their milk.

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